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Melaleuca leucadendra (L.)L.
Butterscotch  Paperbark  

This beautiful tree grows in  northern Australia. The nectar is highly sought after by wildlife.



  Melaleuca  leucadendra Melaleuca leucadendra  
   
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers  
  Location:Cook Highway, Clifton Beach,  North Queensland Location:Cook Highway, Clifton Beach,  North Queensland  
  GPS coordinates:16˚46.4864S, 14540.5514E GPS coordinates:16˚46.4864S, 14540.5514E  
  Date of photo:14 April 2018 Date of photo:14 April 2018  
  Field No.:6455 Field No.:6455  
       
  Melaleuca  leucadendra Melaleuca leucadendra
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Leaves  
  Location:Cowley Beach,  North Queensland Location:Cowley Beach,  North Queensland  
  GPS coordinates:17˚41.6360S, 14606.7714E GPS coordinates:17˚41.6360S, 14606.7714E  
  Date of photo:11 May 2008 Date of photo:11 May 2008  
  Field No.:U1040 Field No.:U1040
       
  Melaleuca  leucadendra Melaleuca leucadendra  
   
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Leaves  
  Location:Cook Highway, Clifton Beach,  North Queensland Location:Cook Highway, Clifton Beach,  North Queensland  
  GPS coordinates:16˚46.4864S, 14540.5514E GPS coordinates:16˚46.4864S, 14540.5514E  
  Date of photo:14 April 2018 Date of photo:14 April 2018  
  Field No.:6455 Field No.:6455  
       
  Melaleuca  leucadendra Melaleuca leucadendra  
   
  Description:Trunk Description:Trees on roadside  
  Location:Cook Highway, Clifton Beach,  North Queensland Location:Cook Highway, Clifton Beach,  North Queensland  
GPS coordinates:16˚46.4864S, 14540.5514E GPS coordinates:16˚46.4864S, 14540.5514E
  Date of photo:14 April 2018 Date of photo:14 April 2018  
Field No.:6455 Field No.:6455
       

 

References (accessed 23 April 2018):

Craven, L.A. & Lepschi, B.J. (1999), Enumeration of the species and infraspecific taxa of Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) occurring in Australia and Tasmania.
Australian Systematic Botany 12(6):
887-888

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Melaleuca_leucadendra.htm

Williams, K.A.W. (1980),
Native Plants of Queensland  1:
190

Byrnes, N.B. (1986), A revision of Melaleuca L. (Myrtaceae) in northern and eastern Australia, 3.
Austrobaileya 2(3): 257-
258

https://www.jcu.edu.au/discover-nature-at-jcu/plants/plants-on-cairns-campus/melaleuca-leucadendra

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Melaleuca leucadendra